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russia today and that trigger is the continued destabilization inside ukraine to the point that it would impede crucial elections in ukraine set for may 25th, about three weeks from now. and as the u.s. sets this new red line, the u.s. and russia are moving further apart in their views of the situation. the u.s. is blaming russia. russia blaming the u.s. today you have the president saying that clearly russia must be involved and they must be peaceful if they have missiles to shoot down helicopters. meanwhile, russia's ambassador to the u.n. accusing the u.s. of orchestrating the violence. he made the point that every time a u.s. official visits kiev, that the violence on the ground increases. you also have western officials taking a more darkly humorous look at the events tweeting ukrainian helicopters shot down in slovyansk, some elderly ladies must have bought rpgs at the grocery store, i assume. this is dark humor. they have a way to push back against the russian propaganda and it's really enflaming the ground and it's to support the paramilitaries and we're seeing the effects right
this is nato allies, particularly those close to russia and ukraine, have requested a more robust nato presence including larger permanent deployments on their soil. these additional troops will come from u.s. forces already in europe. the british may also be contributing. this as it's becoming clearer inside ukraine that the government there is unable to police and control its own territory. as pro-russian militants expand their armed action across the eastern part of the country. in the scenes of escalating violence in eastern ukraine, this one is particularly sobering. the ukrainian riot police sent in to remove pro-russian militants from city of donestk were instead removed, themselves, chased away and later stripped of their shields, bat batons, even their bulletproof vests. the militants were left to bust down doors and shatter windows. pro-russian militants are steadily seizing control of communities a cross eastern ukraine. slavyansk is under control. as are police headquarters and city halls in ability oaeight o eastern towns and cities. ukrainian officials say they're powerless to sto
alert. >> translator: it's not a secret russia's still massing forces on the northern, eastern, southern border of ukrain and they are ready to invade our territory. >> reporter: in a shoaf support to ukrain and nervous u.s. allies in eastern europe, vice president biden announced the president will travel to poland in june. >> what russia needs to know, it cannot, and i believe they do know, have it both ways. if russia wants to benefit from the united states, it has to respect that order and abide by the rules. otherwise, it's going to face growing cost and growing isolation. >> reporter: still, the administration's response has so far underwhelmed republican lawmakers who introduced legislation today to send $100 million of direct military assi assistance to ukrain including anti-tank, anti-aircraft weapons and small arms and vastly expand current economic sanctions to include major banks, energy companies and arms suppliers in russia. >> we're not accusing the administration of doing nothing. we're saying nothing they are doing is in any way a break on putin's behavior and for us to
invited under the vienna document, in which russia is a signatory and we're very hopeful that they will be released some time soon. >> do you blame just pro-russian demonstrators in eastern ukraine, ambassador, or do you blame russia itself? >> absolutely not. this is not something that is spontaneous or random. we've been very clear that there's strong evidence that this is a coordinated, kremlin coordinated, series of events, the takeover of the building in luhansk that we heard about a moment ago, i heard a journalist describe it as taking place with military efficiency. that's not an accident. the kremlin is coordinating this. this would not be happening without the kremlin's involvement. >> julia, what's your analysis? >> i think he's absolutely right, especially with what happened in kiev, which the russians are constantly asking us and inviting us to do, equating the movements in eastern ukraine, the pro-russian movements in eastern ukraine and what happened in kiev. it was guys with bats and shin guards. they didn't have this kind of weaponry, didn't have this kin
security person is here. >> a few hours ago. the security council met to discuss militants. >> russia nairing back with penalties. russian president vladimir putin warned russia may block western participation in the multi billion dollar energy center. the war of words matched more and more by violence on the ground. this, say u.s. officials is not what deescalation looks like. ups of pro russian protesters, seizing yet another ukrainian government building in the east. local riot police tried and failed to diffuse the standoff. u.s. officials say every day there is growing evidence that russia is orchestrating the unrest even as russian officials repeatedly deny it. >> they somehow want to assert that these people moving in disciplined military formation to take over buildings and then bring the local separatists in to occupy the building while they move on to another building. they assert that these people are merely local activists. as we have made clear, those kinds of claims are absurd. they defy any common sense. >> with moscow continuing to brush off american and european econo
against russia. just ahead, i'll speak with president obama's deputy national security adviser and he's standing by live at the white house. ♪ (train horn) vo: wherever our trains go, the economy comes to life. norfolk southern. one line, infinite possibilities. [ male announcer ] that's why there's ocuvite to help replenish key eye nutrients. ocuvite has a unique formula not found in your multivitamin to help protect your eye health. ocuvite. help protect your eye health. >>> breaking news out of the south. i want to go to storm chaser northeast of tupelo which has just been hit by a tornado. he's near belmont, mississippi. connor, what are you seeing there? >> wolf, we have been driving south for the last few minutes and we just went through smithville, mississippi, and when we were northeast of tupelo, we saw pretty significant tree damage where the tornado crossed the road where we were going and we were not in tupelo, the actual town, but there was debris falling out of the sky. that's not a good sign for the people of tupelo, that's for sure. >> are folks just driving away? wh
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